Mad Max 2 / The Road Warrior
Blue Heeler Dog


What type of dog is the dog in Mad Max 2 (Road Warrior)?

It is a Blue Heeler, sometimes also referred to as an Australian Cattle Dog. It is a breed found most commonly in farming areas of rural Australia, and not in residential areas. Blue Heelers have also been bred and used in the U.S. as cattle dogs, apparently they are about as available as German Shepherds or Poodles, and I've also been told that apparently the #1 name for them in the states is "Bandit", so there you go! For more information you might check out Silverado Australian Cattle Dogs or

After Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior), dog went to live with Dale and Max Aspin. Max was the stunt coordinator for the film, and his wife Dale was the animal handler and trainer, as well as being a stunt performer herself. It transpired that dog wanted to continue working, and would continually attempt to round up the other animals on their property! Dog was eventually handed to the care of another Mad Max 2 stunt man, Gerry Gauslaa, with whom dog lived out the rest of his days.

Mad Max 2 Blue Heeler dog


Thanks to:
Chris King and Gerry Gauslaa.


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